January 2005 – The Maoist and government forces in Nepal have killed approximately 10,000 people, including 286 children since the outset of the “People’s War” in 1996, according to the Informal Service Sector Centre (INSEC), a leading Nepalese human rights organization. Given the severity of the situation, and the lack of progress in peace talks, it is imperative that the UN Security Council and other high-level members of the international community provide the essential resources and potential remedies necessary to protect Nepali children before any further degradation of their current situation occurs.
Already, in the first six months of 2004, Child Workers in Nepal Concerned Centre (CWIN) collected information from research reports, newspapers and other sources and found 54 deaths of children as a direct result of armed conflict (42 boys, 12 girls). These deaths were caused by bomb blasts, cross fire and other forms of violence. Two suicides of children were directly tied to armed conflict (1 boy, 1 girl), 99 children were injured, 77 children were arrested and 6,689 children were abducted.
Since the end of the cease-fire agreement in 2003, violations against Nepali children have been steadily increasing by both parties to the conflict. The conflict has eroded fragile and tenuous gains in literacy, child mortality and other key indicator areas, as the general standard of living and quality of life for all Nepali children continue to deteriorate.
This report combines information collected from a variety of sources to document violations against children and adolescents in the context of the armed conflict in Nepal.
- Full Report in English PDF
- Full Report in Nepali PDF
- Joint Watchlist / PPCC Briefing Note (September 2010) PDF